Fox channel will be broadcasting the new horror-comedy series “Scream Queens” that Ryan Murphy created together with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
If AHS wants to make viewers jump and leave them with bad dreams, Scream Queens opts for the occasional nervous chuckle at exaggerated bloodshed or, more often, the knowing laughter of homage – you need never wonder again if Ryan Murphy has seen Psycho – or sometimes straight-up parody, as when the killer and his potential victim have a text-message confrontation only feet apart.
Creator Ryan Murphy spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the series. Like Horror Story, Scream Queens is an anthology of sorts, although some of its characters are meant to continue on to new stories and settings in future seasons (if they survive). We’ll give you what we assume to be the stereotype, but there’s so much more than that. Particularly notable among the newbies is a strong black girl (Keke Palmer), a girl in a neck brace who’s obsessed with death (“Glee” star Lea Michele), and good-hearted Grace (Skyler Samuels), who immediately realizes how evil Chanel is and vows to expose her. And she did. I pitched her the show and she was very quiet and said it sounds interesting and I was staring at the phone for a day and she said yes and so there we were. Whatever your perspective, if the idea of Glee or Popular spiked with wanton slaughter sounds appealing, Scream Queens initially should have you covered. According to Deadline, “Scream Queens” will also premiere in all Fox worldwide Channels licensed markets within 24 hours of its debut.
Schwarzenegger has had small roles in films Stuck In Love and Grown Ups 2 but has not starred on a TV series as yet. Do you just cross your fingers and hope that the chemistry is there with everyone? Why go with an imitation when you can have the real thing? I felt that on Scream Queens. It was scary at first when I first start working with him.